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Report: Arkansas 41st in child well-being

Jul 24, 2014 10:56pm

An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state, although gains have...

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Judge won’t toss lawsuit over Mayflower oil spill

Jun 12, 2014 4:42pm

A federal judge on Monday denied a motion by ExxonMobil to dismiss a lawsuit filed by federal and state officials over the 2013 Mayflower oil spill.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker said...

State ordered to pay attorney fees

Jun 12, 2014 4:41pm

Arkansas must pay the attorneys’ fees and costs of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that successfully challenged the constitutionality of Arkansas’ law banning most abortions at 12 weeks or later into...

McDaniel sues payday lenders

Jun 12, 2014 4:41pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Monday filed a lawsuit against three out-of-state companies alleging that they have been illegally providing payday loans to Arkansas consumers at high interest...

Audit looks at wait time for VA patients

Jun 12, 2014 4:40pm

More than 57,000 veterans are facing a wait of three months or more for care at VA hospitals and clinics across the country, according to an audit released Monday by the Department of Veterans...

Tips to swim safely this summer

Jun 12, 2014 4:34pm

The best relief for many Arkansans from the sweltering summer heat is a dip in the swimming pool or a trip to one of the Natural State’s lakes and rivers.

Though swimming can be a relaxing...

House call: Medical questions answered

May 22, 2014 9:55am

Q: How can I spot skin cancer?

A: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Melanoma, caused by exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds, is the...

Agency warns against drinking raw milk

May 22, 2014 9:55am

The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a Public Health Advisory to consumers of raw cow and goat milk and recommends caution when considering drinking or eating raw milk products from either...

Beebe open to special session on teacher insurance

May 22, 2014 9:51am

A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe said Monday the governor is open to the idea of calling a special session to address the troubled public school employees’ health insurance system, provided a...

Arkansas senators say VA in urgent need of fix

May 22, 2014 9:47am

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., called last week for rigorous Senate oversight of Veterans Affairs, saying he doubts the VA can fix its health care delivery system on its own.

Boozman, who is...

Mark Eubanks, left, and Darron Berry of North Little Rock kiss after being pronounced married Monday at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock. (John Lyon photo)

AG seeks stay of marriage ruling; licenses issued to hundreds of same-sex couples

May 12, 2014 6:55pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state attorney general’s office on Monday requested a stay of a Pulaski County circuit judge’s ruling that struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, but meanwhile gay...

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